Queens of the green battle it out at the Joondalup Bowls Club

Jo Popzeleff , from Joondalup Bowling Club. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d444185
Queens of the green battle it out at the Joondalup Bowls Club
Queens of the green battle it out at the Joondalup Bowls Club
Jo Popzeleff , from Joondalup Bowling Club. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d444185

QUEEN of Scroungers, for the uninitiated, is a game of lawn bowls, not a card game or a famous film depicting mythical female warriors way back in time.

It is a way of playing lawn bowls where the best women competitors from nearby clubs come together to compete to be crowned champion of champions.

It starts with scroungers, which unlike traditional bowling has three individual players competing against each other and using three bowls each.

The nearest to the jack (a small white ball) gets three points, the next nearest two points and the next nearest one point, once all 12 bowls have been bowled.

The winner of each end is the one with the most points and the overall winner is the one with the most points at the end of the match of 16 ends.

That is followed by a series of elimination finals in which the winners of each match play off until the overall winner is decided.

This year’s final was at the Joondalup Bowls Club last Friday, with champion players from Wanneroo, Merriwa, Quinns and Sorrento clubs competing.

The overall winner, after a thrilling final and semi final, was May O’Neil from Merriwa, with runner-up Jo Popzeleff from Joondalup.

Joondalup Bowling Club will hold an open day from noon to 4pm on Sunday, October 4, for anyone interested in trying the sport.

Bowls will be provided and guidance from the resident club bowlers freely available.

Participants need to be over 12 years old and wear a pair of flat-soled shoes without treads or a pair of thick socks if they want to play barefoot.

The Joondalup Bowling Club is on the corner of Marmion Avenue and Miami Beach Parade, Iluka.